Don't Miss The Boat is a board game with no dice or cards or element of elimination. The rules are simple enough to be mastered by a 5 year old, yet with an element of strategy interesting enough to keep many adults engaged. The game was first published by Parker Brothers in 1965, later by Waddingtons. The title is currently owned by Hasbro and is no longer manufactured.
The board consists of a raised, cross shaped platform surrounded by a circular "canal" containing four colored boats. Players take turns to move a piece towards the ends of the cross where the boats reside. A player may move their piece into the boat of the same color, which causes all the boats to move clockwise around the board, one quarter turn. The winner is the first player to place five of their eight pieces into their boat.